A survey of MAC based QoS implementations for WiMAX networks

Y. Ahmet Şekercioğlu, Milosh Ivanovich, Alper Yeğin
2009 Computer Networks  
We present a comprehensive survey of proposed Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms in the Media Access Control (MAC) sublayer of WiMAX based wireless networks. QoS support in WiMAX is a fundamental design requirement, and is considerably more difficult than in wired networks, mainly because of the variable and unpredictable characteristics of wireless links. We discuss various QoS architectures, signaling mechanisms and admission control techniques proposed in the WiMAX research literature,
more » ... rizing the operation of each, and providing comparative evaluations that include advantages and limitations.
doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2009.05.001 fatcat:a2jtq4fdcvg2tdyrgv2amclzpu